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Old 12-30-2011, 12:08 PM   #8
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You absolutely did the right thing. My husband and I have decided that if someone is in real need, that we would gift them some $, and we have had occasion to do that. We don't have lots of money, but we're very careful with what we have.

It seems like your boyfriend's sister has a wants vs needs entitlement thing going on. I would never get my nails or hair done if there was a bill to pay.

I do have a sister who is sometimes is in need of some cash. I offer her opportunities to earn it (cleaning my mom's apartment, etc.) She is very grateful and in a few hours can earn enough to tide her over. If your boyfriend's sister is really in need, and you have the means, offer her an opportunity to earn it. Then you'll know how sincere she really is. Also, if she earns it, then it is hers indeed.

Just my humble opinion.
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